Rare whale spotted in Abu Dabhi waters in UAE: Report

A rare species of ‘briddy’ whale was spotted in Abu Dhabi waters during marine surveys. The whale is estimated to be more than 12 meters long, and a video capturing the movement of the whale was later published by the team of whale monitors.

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) said its team has monitored the rare Bryde’s whale in Abu Dhabi waters through marine surveys. The agency said the rare whale found in Abu Dhabi was indicative of high water quality in the emirate. The team also said that the whale indicated the health of the water of the emirate.
Officials added that Bryde’s whales are a species of baleen whale and the length of this type of whale usually ranges from 12 to 16 meters. It weighs from 12 to 22 tons. The officials asked the residents to take extra care when they see the whale again. “If, while at sea, anyone encounters a Bryde whale, they are urged to keep a safe distance from them,” officials said.

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The EAD said,” Whales in the water are indicative of water quality and this comes as a result of the policies, procedures, and administrative measures taken by the Agency to protect marine life.” Abu Dhabi also calls on the community to report any rare or abnormal cases of wildlife or environmental emergencies, through the Abu Dhabi Government Contact Center at 800555.